English National Opera: Benvenuto Cellini (Broadcast)
Art / Drama / Musical
Director: Terry Gilliam
Running time: 176 mins Released: 17th June 2014
About English National Opera: Benvenuto Cellini (Broadcast)
A live broadcast of Berlioz’s dazzling opera Benvenuto Cellini from the London Coliseum. Following on from his award-winning production of The Damnation of Faust, Terry Gilliam now takes on this extraordinary tale of the infamous 16th-century goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini. With its stunning visual and musical set pieces, Berlioz’s opera is based on the sculptor’s autobiography and tells a story of thwarted love, elopement, intrigue, disguise and mistaken identity. Featuring some of Berlioz’s most vibrant and tender music, the production will be conducted by ENO’s Music Director Edward Gardner. Michael Spyres sings the title role, with stunning soprano Corinne Winters playing Cellini’s lover and distinguished bass Willard White playing Pope Clement VII.